Sammarinese Christian Democratic Party
Published 16th October, 2012
The Sammarinese Christian Democratic Party or PDCS was founded in 1948. It describes itself as a centre right party and believes in Christian Democracy. The PDCS is the leading party in the Pact for San Marino political grouping.
The PDCS was in opposition to a left wing coalition until 1957 when it headed centre-left coalitions until 1978 when it went into opposition once more. The party was next successful in 1986 when it entered into a coalition with the Communists. This coalition lasted until 1992 when the PDCS formed a coalition with the Socialist Party of San Marino (PSS).
The Christian Democrats won again in 1993, 1998 and 2001. In the 2006 general election the PDCS won 21 of the 60 seats in the Grand and General Council but went into opposition until 2008 when became the leading member of the Pact for San Marino which won 35 of the 60 seats in the Grand and General Council.
The Sammarinese Christian Democratic Party is a member of the Christian Democrat International and the European People’s Party.